Currency

Throughout the history of Morset various forms of currency have been used to facilitate trade. This mostly takes the form of precious metals in the form of a coin. Listed here are some of the forms of currency that might be encountered by adventurers in Morset. On this page the currency is roughly equated to it’s value in Imperial Gold Coins which was the official currency of the Morsetan Empire.

Modern Currency

This is the currency of the modern age that is being actively minted and regularly used. This is the most common type of currency encountered in civilized areas.

Royal Coinage
The official currency of the modern kingdom and the syndicates is the Royal Silver Slip which is based on traditional elven coinage. It is a rectangular coin made of silver, about three times longer than it is wide, and slightly thicker than a normal coin. Embossed on one side is a decorative crown symbol and the elvish rune for King. On the opposite side is the rune of Brak’nal representing justice and order, and the elvish ‘S’ rune representing the syndicates. Going down in value from the Slip is the Quarter Slip and Brass Slip, and going up is the Jade Slip.

Silver Slip: 1/2 the value of an imperial gold coin (gp)
Weight: 1/3oz (50 to the pound)

Quarter Slip: 1/4 the value of a Slip. It is the same width of a full slip, but thinner and about 2/3 the length. It is composed of silver.
Weight: 1/6oz (100 to the pound)

Brass Slip: 1/20 the value of a Slip, 1/5 the value of a Quarter Slip. It is the same width of a full slip, about the same thickness of a quarter slip, and about 1/2 the length of a full slip. It is composed of Brass.
Weight: 1/9oz (150 to the pound)

Jade Slip: 100x the value of a Slip. It is the same size and shape as a normal royal slip, but the silver encases a rectangular piece of green jade instead of being solid silver. The faces are open on both sides to reveal the jade interior.
Weight: 1/3oz (50 to the pound)

Thun’Dal Coinage
The Dwarves of Morset have always minted their own coins, and will proudly claim to be the first to do so. Only in the years of the great Morsetan Empire did they stop minting their traditional dwarven ducat when they accepted the responsibility of minting all Imperial coinage. All trade in Thun’Dal and other dwarven settlements in that region is conducted using the dwarven ducat. The dwarven ducat is a relatively large gold coin. It is square shaped, about twice as thick as an Imperial gold coin, and twice as wide. The gold of the ducat is an astonishingly vibrant metal with a reddish hue and it unusually strong and resistant to wear, the result of a secret dwarven alloy. The embossed designs on dwarven coins are deeper than most coins and the detail is unsurpassed. On one side of the Thun’Dal ducat is the dwarven rune “Thun’Dal” which refers to the dwarven capital and also means ‘vengeance’. Around the rune is written in dwarven “One gold ducat” and the dwarven rune for ‘1’. On the opposite side of the coin is embossed the sign of the ruling clan which is a crown, and surrounding the crown is the signs of the other twelve dwarven clans, with the sign of the clan that is currently in rule directly beneath the crown. Going down in value from the gold ducat is the silver agnet and the copper skrill, going up in value is the platinum ulthran and the giant golden hrorducat.

Dwarven Ducat: 3x the value of an Imperial gold coin.(gp)
Weight: 1oz (16 to the pound)

Silver Agnet: 1/10 the value of a Dwarven ducat. It is composed of a silver of some dwarven alloy, surprisingly durable but also beautifully lustrous. It is shaped like a triangle with the points slightly squared off.
Weight: 1oz (16 to the pound)

Copper Skril: 1/100 the value of a Dwarven ducat. It is a thick coin composed of copper. Skrils maintain the burnished copper for longer than typical copper without tarnishing. It is shaped in a typical coin shape.
Weight: 1oz (16 to the pound)

Platinum Ulthran: 10x value of a Dwarven ducat. It is the same general size of a dwarven Ducat in witch and thickness, but it is composed of a fine platinum alloy both beautiful to look upon and durable. It has a pentagon shape.
Weight: 1oz (16 to the pound)

Hrorducat: 80x the value of a Dwarven ducat. This is a massive golden “coin” measuring 2 and a half inches across and a half an inch thick and weighing in at 5 lbs. It has a hexagon shape. It is composed of the same type of gold as in a ducat, just 80 times the amount. In dwarven culture this coin is not something carried everyday, it is typically used by traders or for major transactions. Outside of the dwarven culture it is commonly used as a show of wealth as it makes quite an impression.
Weight: 80oz (5 lbs)

Flowgold
When the Half Elves began sifting the sands of the Ridian Sandsea they discovered small globs like liquid gold suspended in the sands. They called this “Flowgold”. It is a heavy metallic liquid similar to mercury in behavior but with the brilliant yellow color of gold. In day to day use Half Elves typically carry their flowgold around in a vial made of tough Ridian glass. Under a cap on the end of the vial are two droppers, the smaller dropper is for measuring out specks, and the larger is for measuring out drops. Some larger demoninations of flowgold are premeasured portions completely encased within Ridian Glass. These carry the markings of the official mint in Kholai and are difficult to forge. Typically transactions in liquid flowgold are performed with a scale to insure the specks and drops are of the correct weight.

10 drops of flowgold are equal in weight and value to an Imperial gold coin.

Speck of Flowgold: (1/100 the value of Imperial gold coin) This is a tiny speck of liquid flowgold as measured out by the small dropper on the gold vial.
Weight: 1/300 oz (5000 to the pound)

Drop of Flowgold: (1/10 the value of Imperial gold coin) This is a brilliant drop of liquid flowgold as measured out by the larger dropper on the gold vial.
Weight: 1/30 oz (500 to the pound)

Ridian Flowrod: (10x the value of Imperial gold coin) This is a sealed off vial-like cylinder composed of ridian glass. Contained within the stick is 100 drops of Flowgold as measured by the mint in Kholai.
Weight: 4 oz (4 to the pound)

Ridian Flowjar: (100x the value of Imperial gold coin) This is a large sealed jar-like cylinder composed of ridian glass. contained within the jar are 1000 drops of Flowgold as measured by the mint in Kholai. This is a rarer currency and usually used by banks and traders.
Weight 40 oz (2.5 lbs)

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